PHARR, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry this weekend seized $876,000 in methamphetamine hidden in a commercial truck.
The seizure occurred on Jan. 27 during an examination conducted at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge import lot. A CBP officer referred a 1998 Kenworth tractor hauling a utility trailer with a shipment of cucumbers for a secondary examination. CBP officers performed an intensive examination and discovered 23 packages containing a total of 58 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within the trailer.
The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $876,000. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the tractor trailer.
"This is a significant interception of hard narcotics not typically encountered in the commercial environment," said Efrain Solis, CBP Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. "Our officers are to be commended for their continued ability to detect narcotics while facilitating lawful commerce at the Pharr import lot."nds.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.